does this make me a Bad Person?
blackgpz at rochester.rr.com
Tue Jan 16 15:55:10 PST 2007
I hope your wife is paying attention to how you're treating a dear and
trusted friend at the first signs of high mileage. Trust and reliability
mean nothing after giving you the best years of their life. I see how you
are. She needs a little "paint and body work" and right away you're ready
to trade her in. I've never met your wife but I think she deserves better.
Shame on you Mr. Sims.
Steve in Western NY
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Sims" <bob.sims at us.army.mil>
To: <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 5:08 PM
Subject: does this make me a Bad Person?
> As some may recall, my GPZ is now in my garage, stripped of all bodywork,
> awaiting my winter maintenance plans. Mainly, I wanted to get the
> fairing repaired and repainted, the front forks rebuilt, a
> horn, and a few corroded metal parts refinished (powder coated or
> This is Phase II of my restoration. I completed Phase I at the end of
> summer by rebuilding the brakes and replacing some of the critical
> However, as I look at the costs involved, both in money and time, I
> I could easily spend more than half the current value of the bike on this
> modest refurbishment alone. The paint and fork renewal is especially
> expensive. I'm starting to think that the money I'm planning for my
> maintenance projects could perhaps be better spent towards the cost of a
> motorcycle. Am I a Bad Person for having these thoughts?
> My GPZ is still quite reliable, but it is high mileage and showing its age
> from being rode hard and put up wet far too many times. If Kawasaki made
> '07 GPZ1100E, I'd probably go out and buy one. But as it is, it seems
> every maintenance chore (and there are a lot with this many all-weather
> miles) becomes an expensive, frustrating, and time-consuming ordeal. Of
> course, the GPZ has never been a purely rational or economic choice for
> but man, it sure is getting harder and harder to justify.
> Are there good reasons why I should continue to pour money and time (the
> latter increasingly more valuable than the former) into a scarce, 10+ year
> old, out-of-production, high mileage GPZ, as opposed to saving for
> new and sexy in the near future?
> "I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart
> many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me."
> --Jimmy Carter
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